Accession Number:

ADA137296

Title:

A Cultural Resources Inventory of Eastern Portions of Lake Sakakawea, North Dakota (Mercer and McLean Counties).

Descriptive Note:

Rept. for Aug-Sep 82,

Corporate Author:

SCIENCE APPLICATIONS INC GOLDEN CO

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1982-09-15

Pagination or Media Count:

339.0

Abstract:

A cultural resources inventory of selected portions of the eastern part of Lake Sakakawea Mercer and McLean Counties, North Dakota, identified 56 sites. The site types include stone circles 36, stone cairn 1 linear stone arrangement 1, cultural material scatters 14, bone scatter 1, eagle trapping pit 1, linear earthen mound 1, and historic farmstead 1. The linear earthen mound is significant in terms of the criteria especially 36CFR60.6d for nomination to the National Register of Historic Places NRHP, and any impact to the area should be avoided. Six of the sites are potentially significant for nomination to the NRHP. These include the eagle trapping pit, the extensive stone circle and linear stone features on Nishu Peninsula, and four of the cultural material scatters. The significance of the remaining sites can not be determined using the data collected during the inventory. With the exception of the linear mounds, additional fieldwork to determine significance status, as well as an impact analysis for the area, is recommended for the identified sites. The Nishu Public Use Area is significant in terms of the criteria especially 36CFR60.6d for nomination to the NRHP, and any impact to the area should be avoided.

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE